I am helping another developer on a WordPress site that's for a committee. Which means everything must be decided upon by a bunch of people and not, like, 2.
The site is using a WP theme purchased by the committee that requires at minimum PHP 5.6 and MySQL 5.6.
Demo site is being developed on a throw away hosting account that happens to be fine with the php / mysql specs. Committee wants me to migrate the demo to a specific and new hosting plan. New hosting company will not allow me admin access to the backend to make the updates myself, and told me blatantly that the update is 'not in the immediate plans'.
They know we're using a theme with the requirements that they've just said they're unwilling to fulfill. I can't think of another company that basically told me to shove off like that. The committee is wanting to know my progress, knowing that I've been having several issues with the new hosting company already (not described here). The theme comes from ThemeForest, and is a pretty popular one. Has anyone had problems with their hosting company like this? We can't even use the theme with the setup. I'm at a complete loss. It's not as if I'm asking for solar technology in an oil field, or is it?